Kenworth has marked another significant milestone 52 years after it began manufacturing its heavy-duty trucks at Bayswater in Melbourne’s east , by handing over the 80,000th Australian-designed and built Kenworth to Booth Transport at a celebration at the Bayswater  Plant in Melbourne.

PACCAR Australian managing director, Damian Smethurst, handed over the keys to the 80,000 truck, a T610SAR to Booth Transport director, Peter Booth, and CEO, Nathan Falconer, as the Paccar  employees came together to participate in the event that saw 

Damian Smethurst said that that all at Kenworth are honoured to have partnered with Booth Transport for more than 25 years. 

“Eighty thousand trucks gives us another significant milestone to celebrate, one which we are immensely proud of,” said Smethurst.

”Though we also celebrate what happens every day. Every single customer whose truck comes down the line at Bayswater gets the same detail and care as even our largest customers; every single one of our trucks is going to have a life and a history,” he added.

“Each one of our customers contributes to us achieving these great milestones and each one of the latest 10,000 trucks since we celebrated 70,000 in March 2021represents the growth of our business and the strength of our product,” said Smethurst.

”Our trucks are built for the environment in which we operate, which sets us apart from any other brand,” he added.

We thank many of our local supply partners, many of whom have worked with us for decades, that have enabled us to build every single Kenworth truck, all 80,000 of them. We demand the highest level of quality and service from our suppliers and they continue to deliver for us, so we can continue to deliver to our customers.